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In the civil parish of Burton On Yore.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of North Yorkshire.
1974 county of North Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire North Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE23357890
Latitude 54.20541° Longitude -1.64274°

Aldburgh has been described as a Timber Castle but is rejected as such, and also as a Masonry Castle but is rejected as such.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.


Alleged site of a C12 castle. The published site of the castle is centred in an area of faint ground disturbance with traces of rubble walling protruding above the surface. There are no earthworks or other artificial features. The only features visible are associated with a Medieval or later mill race. (PastScape)

Near Aldbrough Hall is the site of a castle founded by William le Gros, earl of Abemarle, who, in 1138, was created earl of York for the valour he displayed at the battle of the Standard. Mr. Fisher, in his History of Mashamshire, disputes this very generally received opinion, and says that the castle founded by Le Gros stood at Aldburgh, in Holderness. (Bulmer's History and Directory)

200m south of Aldburgh Hall. Marked Castle (site of) on 1892 OS map. Rejected as a water mill and a mislocation of recorded Aldburgh castle placename. The Holderness Albrough site is also contested although it is clear the historical reference refers to something (probably not a castle) in Holderness, certainly not something in the North Riding.
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